In China, it’s known as the Lovers Festival; In India, it has only been celebrated since the arrival of MTV in 1992; and in South Korea, the women give chocolates to the men! Yes, of course, we are talking about Valentines Day.
And as fast as it arrives after the New Year celebrations, so the thought that goes into letting the person you love know that you love them kicks in. Whether love is new and exciting or longer lasting and enduring, it doesn’t do to ignore the romantic impulse, because it is always right to show that person how special they are.
And as luck would have it this year Valentine’s Day falls on a Sunday, so why not whisk your wife/husband/partner/lover off for the weekend to the romantic heart of Dorset. Here at The Fox at Ansty we would love to help you celebrate that love thang with our special Valentine’s menu, created especially for the two of you. We’ll talk more about that later.
Our cosy Inn with its beautiful en-suite rooms is just the place to escape from the stresses of daily life whilst you enjoy being exclusively in one another’s company. The glorious, unspoilt countryside that surrounds us makes this a magical destination for a special treat and she (or he!) will love you all the more for it.
You can contact us by phone or email to book, but hurry because when the rooms are gone, they’re gone!
We promised you our special menu, which is available on Friday 12, Saturday 13 and Sunday 14 February evenings and here it is:
Naughty little Chocolate love treats from our kitchen
Blue Vinney Cheesecake with a Toasted Walnut & Fig Salad
Wild Mushroom and Pink Peppercorn Soup with Artisan Breads
Game Terrine with Sweet Onion Chutney and Melba Toast
Chilli Moules Mariniere with Toasted Baguette
Bucks Fizz Sorbet
Fillet of Salmon with Fruit of the Sea Risotto and a Lemon Butter Sauce
Rump Steak with Homemade Triple Fried Chips, Tempura fried Onion Rings,
Baked Filed Mushroom & a sweet caramalised Onion and Balsamic Glaze
Roasted Pork Loin Wrapped in Spinach and Smoked Pancetta,
with Crushed New Potatoes and a Salted Caramel & Apple Sauce
Pea and Asparagus Ravoli with a Minted Pea Veloute, Rocket and a Parmesan crisp
Pan Fried Chicken Supreme with Colcannon, and a Rich Mushroom and Maderia Sauce
Warm Chocolate Fondant with Dipping Shortbreads and Marshmallow
Bailey’s Cheesecake with Blackcurrant Sorbet
Rhubarb & Custard Parfait with Rhubarb Compote
Lemon & Raspberry Compote
Please call us on 01258 880328 to book your table. You can also book accommodation if you would like to stay at the Fox Inn for a romantic weekend or one/two night(s)
We all know how it goes. New Year’s resolutions are made at a time of year when hope springs eternal, when the world is bright and new (okay, wet and new) and the possibilities for change seem definitely . . . probably within reach.
So we share with our nearest and dearest our wishes and goals and they repeat theirs back to us and we all proceed with a bullish sense of determination. Gym clubs up and down the country know this and make their best offers at this time of year. As do numerous slimming operations. They’ll take your dollar for a year’s worth of gym time and you will work out that if you go three times a week it comes out at £1.50 a throw, which is an absolute bargain!
Sadly, in March, when your visits are down to one a month (if you can be arsed) each visit will now be costing around £45.
Is it only people that make and break resolutions? We got to wondering if your dog is secretly willing him or herself to be a better dog by making some resolutions of their own. So, in the spirit of the times, here’s a few they might be contemplating:
1. I resolve, when wet, to shake myself dry OUTSIDE the house, car, pub rather than just after I get inside.
2. I resolve, as a white-haired dog, not to roll in any other business (you know what I mean) which is invariably never white.
3. I resolve to sleep in until my human does, regardless of my strong urge to go into the garden and stand there for ten minutes doing pretty much nothing at all.
4. I resolve to let somebody else near the most convenient heat source in any given room/house.
5. I resolve to bark only when the situation demands it, and not merely for fun at, say, other dogs in other cars.
Your dog will, we are sure, start with the best of intentions, fully intending to become a better, more responsible dog. And of course they will fail. Just like we do.
Best just accept ourselves and our dogs for who we are! Happy New Year!
The team from the Fox Inn Ansty.
How to find us...
The Fox Inn, Ansty, Dorchester, Dorset
DT2 7PN - Click here for Google Map
Tel: 01258 880328
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Our Usual Opening Hours:
Hotel: Check-in - 3.00pm Check-out: 10.00am
Monday to Saturday: 12.00am - 11.00pm
Sunday: 12.00am - 11.00pm
Carvery: Sundays - 12.00pm until 3.00pm
Afternoon Teas: Mon to Fri 3 to 6pm, Sun 4 to 6pm
Food Served: 12 to 2.30pm and 6 to 9pm
Breakfasts are served each morning from 8.00am to 9.30am. We will cater for non-residents.